Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai today hosted an event in New Delhi. The event primarily focused on small and medium enterprises in India. The event also saw the presence of Union minister of Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad and other senior executives from Google. Pichai explains everyone the importance of digitization and how with the help of internet small businesses can grow and compete with the larger ones.
Pichai unveiled the Digital Unlocked program by Google, with an objective to empower SMEs (small to medium enterprise) in the country. Pichai also declared that more than five thousand workshops have been planned for the same purpose and any small business can sign up for the program.
Digital Unlocked platform is an online learning tool for small businesses and startups. The training is certified by Google in association with Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Pichai also discussed Google’s Walnut app and explained the various functionality the app offers. The app currently has more than 5 million users. During the tech event, Pichai also launched a tool called MyBusiness which will help small businesses to bring up their own website.
Out of thousands of small and large businesses growing in India, only 6 percent have their own website. Websites are an effective way to promote a business. This tool will help the SME to build their own website and advertise their company globally. Also, the tool will work on mobile apps. Pichai also announced a digital training program for Indian SMBs (small and medium-sized business). The program will run in partnership with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).